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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / It's SSD Season on the FDP

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Feb 28th, 2018 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

In 2011 I bought this computer and, shortly after that purchase, I bought a pair of 1TB USB 3 external drives. One for storage and the other for backup of said storage.

A few days ago I moved some files (images) to the storage drive and fired up the backup drive to update that. No-go on that endeavor. The backup drive is dead.

IIRC I paid $110/ea. for these drives.

So off to Amazon (via the FDP link) goes I. I found a 1TB external SSD - also USB 3. $58 a copy.

The storage drive is built. The backup to the second drive is running now.

And I got rid of two power supplies in the process.

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Feb 28th, 2018 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Big fan of external drives here.




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Feb 28th, 2018 01:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I found a 1TB external SSD - also USB 3. $58 a copy."

Link?

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

uhhhhhhhhh

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 04:21 PM, Feb 28th, 2018)

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

^^^Ditto^^^^^

That MUST be the price of the drive, not the SSD

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

My bad - it is not a SSD.

I was searching SSD and came up with this.

which is what I bought

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

So my title is a lie.

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeh, $58.00 for a TB SSD is way too good to be true.

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I see that.

Now


I just did the amazon search again. It still pulls hdds in a ssd search. Guess I should pay better attention.

Oh well, I’ll ride these for a few years.

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Feb 28th, 2018 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

That Silicon Power 1TB external USBunit looks very good ! It's indicated to meet military-grade standards for shock, crush and water resistance.

I wonder if such military-grade HD's are resistant to external magnetic damage and, also, whether SSD's are immune to magnetic and shock damage ?

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Feb 28th, 2018 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like the fact that I can eliminate wall-warts.

Not sure about magnetics and shocks. Those should be non-issues for me.

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Feb 28th, 2018 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agree that shocks and magnetics should normally not be an issue for reasonably treated HD's or SSD's, but I am thinking about possible unfortunate case scenarios for important data.

I have some regular external HD's and some USB sticks, as well as a credit-card sized USB storage device for data/music etc. backup, but I was wondering about the robustness under unexpected incidents or conditions.

I know even optical storage like DVD/CD can have sunlight, heat and possible long-term delamination issues.

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Feb 28th, 2018 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s why I keep two copies.

But I still could loose it all.

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Feb 28th, 2018 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've been a fan of the WD MY Book 4TB units at BestBuy. They usually go for 99.00 to 120.00.

As far as the unit linked. Shock proof isn't really a thing if your disk platters are spinning. SSD is a different story.

A little tip. You really should avoid moving a HDD when the platters are spinning.

Because traditional HDDs have moving parts, they're relatively fragile, and should be treated like fine China even if in a rugged enclosure.

If I decouple a HDD from a computer, I give it a minute for the platters to stop coasting before I move it. A platter spinning at 5400 or more RPMs has a lot of centrifugal force, and when abruptly changing the orientation of the drive imparts that force in strange ways. Picture if you've ever held a spinning disk or bike tire by the axle. When you move those centrifugal forces are very strong and work against the natural rotation of the platters.

The same forces that make motorcycle counter steering work. :)

The SSD are coming down in price, but slowly. In about two years I was able to double capacity with the same brand SSD. So it was twice as big, but it was a tad faster data transfer rates, and a bit cheaper.

My new computer I built has a Crucial 525GB SSD, and at Newegg the cost was about 160.00 IIRC. Their 1TB runs about 267.00.

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